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Incorrect quotes by Prof. Alexander Libman in ZDF Berlin Direkt

News from Mar 06, 2023

We are very sorry to announce that the quotes of Prof. Dr. Alexander Libman that appeared in the ZDF program Berlin Direkt on March 5 were shortened and put into a wrong context in such a way that their meaning was completely changed. In the broadcast, Prof. Libman's statements were presented as if he believed that sanctions against Russia were a suitable instrument to stop the war in Ukraine, but that all that was needed was patience. The thesis of the original interview, however, was the opposite: sanctions do indeed have an economic effect primarily in the long term, but precisely for this reason they are not a suitable instrument for stopping the war. 

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